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Poster: Jacky Hughes Date: Nov 28, 2011 10:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a day in the life

I'm a big Jeff Beck fan. Always the big hitter out of the three Yardbirds guitarists, as far as I am concerned.
The man is just sheer class.

I had the good luck to see him live November last year during his UK tour. Alas no Tal Wilkenfeld on bass though (she's also played with Chick Corea).

This is a lovely segue which includes Goodbye Pork Pie Hat:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ej3BdMpgZw

This post was modified by Jacky Hughes on 2011-11-28 18:19:21

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 28, 2011 10:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a day in the life

Don't know about big hitter out of the Yardbirds - he's a big hitter out of any other guitarists you might care to mention. The more I listen the more I'm convinced that Jeff Beck's mastery of the electric guitar is unparalleled. His mature stylings are astonishing - from the delicate control of the tremolo arm and tone and volume controls, to the use of harmonics and the sudden squalls of energy - it's just riveting.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Nov 28, 2011 11:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a day in the life

unparalleled ....bingo!!!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 29, 2011 10:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a day in the life

I have to admit, that is one fine tune! Have always had a great deal of respect for Beck, and consider him one of the top, all time for sure, but just haven't been exposed enough over the decades to various lineups so that I came away with "THIS is his best work". I think that of all the greats, he is one of the few that has maintained a high level of quality material throughout his ~ 50 yrs of playing. For some reason, though--and I am sure this is my lack of trying--I don't have a sense of this or that lineup was his best, by far, the way I do with EC, Jimi, Page and a few others.

A change of subject only for your eyes, here's the latest response to our recent rains...all important scale? I'd put it at: one fruit = your nail on your pinky finger. Named, appropriately enough for the time of yr fruits are present, the Christmas Cactus. The overall plant is about the size of a small park bench.



Attachment: XmasCactusFruits_CB29Nov2011.JPG

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 29, 2011 10:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a day in the life

That is one truly funky cactus! I'll have to see what I can capture on my phone when I'm in the woods tomorrow for a little trans-oceanic cross-cultural reciprocation - though I doubt very much that we have anything so colourful this time of year.

As to Beck's best period - I really do think it's now. There aren't many who grow and mature across their career in the way that he has. Just what my ears are telling me any way.